Will we elect an ‘angry, nasty’ woman?

Heidi L. EverettColumn, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. JosephLeave a Comment

In late summer, the Democratic nominee for president selected a woman, who was a member of Congress, as the party’s vice-presidential candidate. The presidential candidate, himself a former vice president, knew exactly what type of person he wanted for his running mate in an election to unseat a Republican incumbent. His own service as vice president set the standard for

It’s time to Make America Sane Again

Dennis DalmanColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. JosephLeave a Comment

Why are so many people surprised by President Donald Trump’s abysmal lack of leadership during this Covid-19 crisis? Even some of his worshippers are souring on his utter lack of coherent leadership. No one should be surprised. Not at all. If they’d paid attention during the past three years, they would know by now that Trump’s mishandling of the virus

Please wear a mask

Connor KocklerColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print Sauk Rapids - Rice, Print St. JosephLeave a Comment

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep the nation, the numbers are simply horrendous. 4.6 million cases have been confirmed as of the time of writing in the United States, with more than 150,000 dead. Despite these statistics, it seems like a large chunk of people seem to be “over” Covid-19, not thinking it deserves concern. While I too am

Sidelining scientists costs lives

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We have a science problem. A vocal minority of Americans, egged on by political leaders at the highest levels, continue to ignore basic science and long-standing public health practices to deal with the pandemic. Face coverings, social distancing and frequent hand-washing slow the virus’s spread. Instead, the non-science types talk about a hoax, a miracle drug (that doesn’t work) and

This Fourth, let’s live up to our values

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We have made it another year to the Fourth of July. But this year, the situation is much different. Our country, and the world, is engulfed in fighting a deadly pandemic that has already infected more than two million Americans, and killed more than 130,000. Horrific shootings of Black Americans have sparked a massive movement to finally confront the injustices